Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 5/2/13
Ironically, one of the most racist nicknames remaining in U.S. sports is a team located in the nation’s capital, but motions have been made to change it.Washington D.C. Council members are preparing to propose a resolution to change the Redskins' nickname, according to the Washington Post. Council member David Grosso is the leader in the resolution calling the current name “derogatory and racist”.“It’s been a long time that we’ve had this name associated with Washington, and I think it’s time we take a stand and change it,” Grosso said.Grosso also had a suggestion on what the team could change the nickname to: the Washington Redtails which would be in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen, the pioneering group of African-American pilots who served for the United States during World War II. Grosso argued the team’s fight song could stay the same according to ESPN.com."You can still sing the song and everything. Hail ... to the ... Redtails," Grosso said.In the end, the board cannot force the ...
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